Workers deserve a living wage
The cost of goods and services continue to rise as wages remain stagnant for workers. The minimum wage is not a "starter wage" as it's opponents like to characterize it as. It is a poverty wage which keeps too many workers having to work multiple jobs just to survive. Often times having to rely on high-interest payday loans to make ends meet. Workers should be able to make enough at one full-time job to survive and the state of Virginia should not make it impossible for localities to raise their minimum wages.
I hear from people in all political parties and economic statuses that we need a minimum wage of no less than $10 per hour. I believe that we need a living wage of at least $15 per hour and will fight to make this a reality. Whether the minimum wage is $10, $12, or $15 it will make a major difference in the lives of low wage workers. No one can survive on $7.25. Voting for Eric Stamps in November is a vote to raise the minimum wage